Facebook Idolatry?

19 Oct

Check this post out by Ed Stetzer on his blog at Lifeway Research.  Here’s a little excerpt from it.

Christian college students are big into social media. A new study done by professors at Gordon College, a Christian Liberal Arts college in Boston, MA, shows that over 30% of Christian college students spend 1-2 hours a day on Facebook alone, with 12% percent going at it for 2-4 hours each day. If you add in Twitter, email, texting, and popular websites we’re looking at a significant investment in the internet in general and social media in particular. But what does it all mean? That’s what Bryan C. Auday, professor of psychology, and Sybil Coleman, professor of social work wanted to find out.

What do you think?  Have some of us turned this gift that God has given us, namely technology, into a god thing where we look to it to give us a sense of dignity, value, and significance (i.e. only something God, the Father, can give through Jesus Christ)?


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